Monday, 18 March 2013

Feelin' Green

Green is one of my favourite colours and I love any reason to go with a monochromatic green scheme and last week I had two, a friend's engagement and the Moxie Fab World Ombre Challenge!

Here is the card that I came up with;
One look that I really like is pleated crepe paper, unfortunately I neither own the aforementioned product nor own it in several different shades of green, so I decided to make my own. Usually you can make it with double sided tape, however I end up all fingers and thumbs and it does not pleat right, I like a nice old fashioned box pleat.
I took a long strip of white crepe paper, approximately 1 1/4/" wide and used a long running stitch by hand to tack the pleats in place. I then coloured 5 pleated lengths using promarkers (colours used: Lime Zest, Meadow Green, Leaf Green, Grass and Forest Green). I adhered the strips to a panel of card and mounted it on a card base, I finished the pleats off with some gems in co-ordinating colours.
I did not have any co-ordinating ribbon so I coloured some 12mm Faux Silk Ribbon with a Lime Zest promarker. I added a little silver charm and a small sentiment label, with the decoration stamped in 3 different ink shades.
 I had a little bit of fun with the envelope too!
As I had some ribbon left over I thought I would make a litle seal for the envelope.

Phew, all done, I must admit I am a slow cardmaker and this took me a couple of days, I am so pleased my friend liked it and of course, it matched her beautiful peridot engagement ring. I have just realised I should have posted this yesterday on St Patrick's Day!

I also had some fun yesterday discovering my card from this post in Papercraft Inspirations :) and if the magazine has brought you here, hello, thanks for visiting!

 
Don't have Papercraft Inspirations in your area? Would you like to win a set of this month's Country Companions stamps and mini papers? (yes, I bought 2 copies) Just enter a comment to win, a winner will be chosen on the 31st of March.
 
Have a great week,
 
Ang x
 
Edited to add: Here is a very poor quality pic of the stamps and papers!
 

7 comments:

  1. Your card is so remarkably fun! Cute idea to use that crepe paper.

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  2. What a fantastic idea to colour the crepe paper with your Copics, it has certainly turned out beautifully. And the pleating is so neat, at first I thought you'd used that AC crepe backing paper and just misted the layers. Fab card! :)

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  3. What a beautiful card...just perfect for the ombre challenge! I admire that you can use your sewing machine to make those pleated ruffles. I really should have paid more attention to my mother years ago when she tried to teach me to sew.

    Linda

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  4. Wow! Your card is awesome. Love the cascading colors. those pleats are beautiful. You did an amazing job. Great envie too!

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  5. Hey Angela! Thanks for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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